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brulé

or bru·lée

[broo-ley, broo-lee; French bry-ley]
noun, plural bru·lés [broo-leyz, broo-leez; French bry-ley] /bruˈleɪz, ˈbru liz; French brüˈleɪ/.
  1. (in the Pacific Northwest) an area of forest destroyed by fire.
  2. Canadian. land covered with rocks or scrub growth.
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Origin of brulé

1785–95, Americanism; < French: burnt, past participle of brûler; see broil1

Brulé

[broo-ley]
noun, plural Bru·lés, (especially collectively) Bru·lé.
  1. a member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Teton branch of the Dakota.
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Examples from the Web for brule

Historical Examples

  • Brule took a swallow of his drink and put the glass down on the floor.

    Legacy

    James H Schmitz

  • And this small favor—it was the very least I could do for Brule.

    Legacy

    James H Schmitz

  • The houses at the mouth of the Marias were burned after the company moved to Brule bottom.

    Then and Now

    Robert Vaughn

  • The train then proceeded eastward, by Brule and to Ogallala.

  • Just back of the house there, and round the barn, and then straight for the brule.


British Dictionary definitions for brule

Brule

Brl

noun
  1. (sometimes not capital) short for bois-brûlé
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